Coming to DVD and Blu-ray on February 28th is ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas. Guitarist Billy F. Gibbons said of the doc which premiered nationwide earlier this year, "I think even our most steadfast fans will find themselves surprised by what they learn about those men behind the beards and cheap sunglasses. There we are, up there on the silver screen and it’s something we’re delighted to share with fans of all stripes."
According to the press release for the film, "Buoyed by candid band interviews, never-before-seen archive, animation, celebrity fan testimonials from Billy Bob Thornton and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and an intimate performance at the oldest dance hall in Texas, historic Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, that was shot exclusively for the film, That Little Ol’ Band From Texas runs the gamut, from the absurd to the poignant, from squalid bars to MTV heroics, all in celebration of this notoriously private but larger-than-life power trio. In the end, the film unravels the extraordinary tale of a band whose image we know, but whose story we don’t."
Alongside the film, the DVD / Blu-ray also includes two live performance segments featuring 18 minutes of the Gruene Hall performance, along with the Ham Estate Archive, which spotlights rare pre-Eliminator ZZ Top concert footage from 1976 and 1981.
Although ZZ Top is known for playing all their major hits every night, guitarist Billy F. Gibbons told us that band is always trying to sneak in a few rarities into it's live show: ["We covered most of the bases, we pulled out a couple of things. That'll probably remain as part of the presentation. The middle section of the arranged set list has three wildcard slots, and we take turns who's gonna call the first one. So we have to know the catalogue, 165 songs deep, of ZZ Top compositions. It keeps us on our toes, but that's what we enjoy. We still love playing."] SOUNDCUE (:24 OC. . . still love playing)
Billy Gibbons On ZZ Top Incorperating Rarities Into Live Show :